08072020-TTB-01.qxd 7/7/2020 11:14 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.140 no.188 | 12 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 BRAZILIAN PREZ BOLSONARO TESTS +VE FOR COVID WORLD /thetribunechd GREEN SHOOTS VISIBLE, ECONOMY WILL BOUNCE BACK: NITI AAYOG BUSINESS ENGLAND TAKE ON WINDIES IN FIRST TEST TODAY SPORTS /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 7th arrest by NIA in Pulwama blast case NEW DELHI: The NIA on Tuesday made the seventh arrest in the Pulwama terror attack case in which 40 CRPF men were killed. The accused, Bilal Ahmed Kuchey, allegedly provided logistics support to the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists behind the attack. INSIDE Dhindsa proclaims himself as SAD chief LUDHIANA: Rajya Sabha member and former Union Minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday claimed he had taken over as the new president of the SAD. He said they had already “expelled” Sukhbir Badal from the party at a rally held in Sangrur on February 23. INSIDE Masks, sanitisers no longer essential items NEW DELHI: Face masks and hand sanitisers will no longer be categorised as essential commodities as per a new order passed by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Both items have been taken off the list of essential commodities. TNS US military stands strong with India on LAC tension, says White House Foreign Secys hold consultations | Pompeo dials Maldives FM to keep China at bay Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 7 The US has once again publicly conveyed its support to India amid the tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The US military “will continue to stand strong” in a conflict between China and its allies like India, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said. Meadows’ statement of solidarity follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week stating that China’s “deadly” confrontation with India was one of the reasons for the Pentagon to reduce its defence commitments in Europe and look at countering emerging threats posed by China in the Asia-Pacific. Pompeo has also touched base with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in private as the US seeks to position itself as a useful ally for Int’lstudents to leave US if all classes online Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 7 Weeks after President Donald Trump clamped down on different non-immigration visas, the US government has barred overseas students at fully online colleges from staying in the country unless they transfer to another institution to maintain their student-visa status. The move is part of extensive changes being run across the entire US immigration system. “Students enrolled at a school that is only offering online coursework can engage in remote learning from their home wednesday, july 8,2020 US THANKS INDIA FOR HOSTING DALAI LAMA Monks pay tribute to soldiers killed in Galwan clash, in Kolkata. PTI The US has thanked India for hosting the Dalai Lama since 1959 as the world commemorated the 85th birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader. “We thank India for hosting His Holiness and Tibetans in freedom since 1959 & wish His Holiness happiness,” the US state department’s South and Central Asian Affairs tweeted. PTI AFTER INDIA, US MAY BAN TIKTOK CANCEL XI VISIT: JAPAN RULING PARTY Taking a cue from India, the US is looking at banning Chinese app TikTok, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo said TikTok would be banned along with other Chinese apps. He had lauded India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps. TNS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party has adopted a resolution urging the government to cancel a visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping following the implementation of a new national security law for Hong Kong. PTI BEIJING HOLDS DELIBERATIONS WITH PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN WORLD New Delhi in its border standoff with China. India has turned down mediation offers from US President Donald Trump and instead ordered military equipment worth Rs 40,000 crore from Russia. As opposed to Russia’s approach of trying to keep India-China cooperation alive in regional fora, the US official said: “The message is clear. We’re not going to stand by and let China or anyone else take the reins in terms of being the most powerful, dominant force, whether it’s in that region or over here.” “Our military might stands strong and will continue to stand strong, whether it’s in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else,” said Meadows. A more concrete gesture of support from Washington came in the form of India-US foreign office consultations on Tuesday. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale reviewed the entire gamut of engagements. They reaffirmed their commitment to working towards ensuring a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and continued on back page No limit for 2nd, 3rd pullback stages Ajay Banerjee Karam Prakash Immigration experts, however, are asking parents and students not to panic saying the guidelines were certain to be challenged in court. “I won’t encourage anyone to book a flight home this exact moment. Lawsuits are inevitable,’’ said US immigration lawyer Aaron Reichlin-Melnick. Patiala, July 7 Gurnam, a local construction worker, was perplexed to find himself registered by two government departments for benefits under the Ayushman Bharat Sehat Bima Yojana. Similar was the case with Gurdeep (real identities withheld) and thousands of other construction workers of Punjab who have allegedly been registered by multiple departments. The irregularity is learnt to have been detected due to the overlapping of Aadhaar numbers. The Health Department, Tribune News Service Cops check tourist vehicles at the Shoghi checkpost near Shimla on Tuesday. PHOTO: AMIT KANWAR ■ With over 2,000 vehicles arriv- ■ Most were without proper doc- ■ It takes 10 mins to check papers ing at Shimla daily, chaos prevailed at Shoghi entry point on Tuesday. Motorists had to wait for 2-3 hours to enter the city uments or valid Covid-19 test reports. Some had the rapid test report, which is not admissible under the ICMR norms. of each vehicle, said DC Amit Kashyap. A tardy procedure of filling in a lengthy form was causing delays. INSIDE TOURISM SECTOR SET TO REOPEN IN JAMMU & KASHMIR INSIDE DAULAT BEG OLDIE Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 7 A 3-km buffer zone between troops of India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh has raised fresh questions even as it is being implemented as a temporary measure. A buffer zone of 1.5 km on each side bars patrolling by troops, meaning the Indian Army for now will not patrol the areas along the LAC which it once did. According to the agreement, patrolling will be allowed only when the entire three-step disengagement process is completed, and that might take many months. By then, winter will set in and snow will make it impossible to patrol some of the routes like Patrolling Point (PP)-14, PP15 and PP-17A. Mistrust continues to persist as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China, at successive meetings con- ‘Multiple’ entries for health benefits in Pb Chaos as tourists swarm Shimla DON’T PANIC: EXPERTS country,” said a US government guidance. But it lifts the bar on international students taking more than one online course. This will hit foreign students from countries where internet continued on page 10 Mistrust as only one retreat step okayed LADAKH J&K BUFFER ZONE DYNAMICS ■ A 3-km buffer zone (1.5 km by each side) is being worked out along the LAC in Galwan, Hot Springs and Pangong Tso ■ For now, no patrolling will be carried out by either army in the buffer zone ■ Patrolling will be allowed to both sides after the 3-step disengagement process is complete, which may take months ducted by Lt General-level commanders, has agreed to only the first step of pulling back troops from the friction areas along the LAC. The first step will be reviewed after two weeks. The PLA is yet to agree to a timeline for the second step, which continued on back page COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT ❝ VK Janjua, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, LABOUR DEPT the nodal agency for the scheme, has informed the Labour Welfare Board, which has asked Assistant Labour Commissioners of each circle to scrutinise Aadhaar details of the beneficiaries. continued on back page RECOVERED 4,39,947 FRESH FATALITIES 467 TOTAL DEATHS 20,160 7,19,665 AADHAAR MAPPING Verifying the Aadhaar details of labourers. Once cards are mapped, no beneficiary can avail double benefit…. I am not aware how they got registered in multiple departments. AKSAI GALWAN NALA JN. CHIN HOT SPRING AREA KARGIL LEH PANGONG TSO DARBUK LAC TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS WORLD 1,17,88,482 67,76,519 5,41,845 TALLY CROSSES 7 LAKH, 20K DEAD NATIONWIDE New Delhi: India’s Covid cases passed the 7 lakh-mark to rest at 7,19,665, with one lakh fresh infections being reported in the past five days. The single-day surge in new cases was over 20,000 for the fifth straight day, with new cases over 24 hours being 22,252 and total fatalities breaching the 20,000-mark. The number of recoveries stands at 4,39,947. BACK PAGE
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